Originally Posted by TW Staff
Would the origin of manufacture be of prime importance or would you guys be happy if just the spec and cosmetic were exact? Getting Austrian made frames is not a possibility any more (we have asked repeatedly).
What about a reissue of the PT280? Again, it would be made in China.
I don't think the country of manufacture is the issue for people who long for the Austrian frames; the issue is that many people feel that the composition of those frames was superior. The PT630/280 is one of the best frames I have played with, and anything close to the original frame would interest me.
It is probably not possible to match the composition of the original racquet. I would test the racquet, and if it played close to the original PT630/280s, I would probably buy three.